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Justin Abdelkader Has A Fractured Cheek


added 12:25pm, Fracture could have happened in the fight with Brouwer, which you can watch below...

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I guess that’s why he played only 11 minutes in Calgary

Posted by VPalmer on 11/11/17 at 01:00 PM ET


So who gets a bump in ice time with Abdelkader out? AA? Frk?  Nah, probably Glendening, Witkowski and Wilson.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 11/11/17 at 01:15 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

prolly from the fight last game,
took a punch to the side of the face

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/11/17 at 01:24 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Yep sh, added the fight to the post.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/11/17 at 01:30 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Better him than Mantha.

Posted by ilovehomers on 11/11/17 at 01:32 PM ET

PierreC's avatar

if we have an extra place in the roster its time to recall Hicketts, Wit or Booth can do the job replacing Abby..

if the Wings dearly like the presence of a net front guy why not try Wit ? He is ugly enough to scare everyone away..

Posted by PierreC from Montreal, Canada on 11/11/17 at 01:41 PM ET

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Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 11/11/17 at 03:04 PM ET


Yeah…I don’t know if Abby was trying to draw a penalty, but it didn’t exactly work
and instead looked like he took a few shots in a fight he wasn’t quite ready for.

Hope it is just a minor thing. He was trying to play the role asked of him.

Posted by Lefty30 on 11/11/17 at 03:28 PM ET


I think it’s not the first time Abby gets injured in a fight.

Posted by VPalmer on 11/11/17 at 03:32 PM ET

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Someone should tell Aby to try and avoid fights, not good at it.

Our fighter didn’t retaliate for him? Why is he in the lineup? Not a great FWD or DMan

Might lose some weight not eating burgers, fries, LOL

I am afraid to see who replaces him

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 11/11/17 at 04:05 PM ET


Helm has been promoted to the top 6.

GlenDENING has been promoted to a line with Nielsen and Frk.

AA remains on a 4th line with Booth and Scott Wilson.

But anyway, as Blashill said, we have NO EXCUSES tonight.

Posted by fatsavage on 11/11/17 at 04:47 PM ET

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